N NY & LA THEATERS APRIL 22 – Acclaimed TIFF film ‘CHARLOTTE’ animated biopic featuring two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley
In Theaters Nationwide Starting Friday, April 22
The true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish artist who comes of age on the eve of the Second World War and defies incredible odds to create a timeless masterpiece.
Released by Good Deed Entertainment, the studio behind the worldwide animated box office smash Loving Vincent.
Opens in New York – Friday, April 22
Opens in Los Angeles – Friday, April 22
Laemmle Royal in West Los Angeles
Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena
Opens in San Francisco – Friday, April 29
Landmark’s Opera Plaza
Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas
Additional cities to follow throughout April & May._______
“Deeply felt and beautifully rendered.” “Stirring.”
“Why use animation to tell such a harrowing story? In the hands of directors Eric Warin and Tahir Rana and their creative colleagues, it’s the perfect choice.”
“Knightley’s performance communicates Charlotte’s youthful strength and spirited directness, combined with the uncanny wisdom of an old soul.”
Directed by Eric Warin and Tahir Rana.
Featuring the voices of two-time Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley, Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn, Sam Claflin, Eddie Marsan, the late Helen McCrory, Academy Awardnominee Sophie Okonedo, and Mark Strong.
“The genius of Charlotte is to recognize that the best way to tell this story is through animation.”SYNOPSIS
Charlotte is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE FRENCH VERSION OF THE FILM
A separate French version of the film, debuting at a U.S. film festival soon, features the voice of Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard.
We would like to thank Adam J. Segal • The 2050 Group – Publicity for the press release.